Rhein-Reuss-Rhôneweg: Realp - Gletsch
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The Rhine-Reuss-Rhône Way connects the Graubünden Surselva to the vicinity of Lake Geneva. From the beginning in Disentis over the passes Oberalp and Furka to the Valais Goms we are on the way in the mountains at over 1000 m.
Realp in the center near the church
Glacier at the Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhône
Our topographical highlight is the Furka Pass at 2430 m. Gone are the days when Sean Connery filmed James Bond's Goldfinger or Richard Long and Max Bill gave free rein to their artistic freedoms. Only the original steam locomotives, which were bought back in Vietnam, steam back on the old mountain route thanks to hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer steam train fans. Opened in 1982, the Furka Tunnel is open all year round. On the descent from the Furka Pass, the Rhone Glacier can no longer be seen. With dramatic speed, it melts away. The ice-blue glacier grotto, which is recreated every year, can still be visited. On the descent from the Furka Pass we can study the glacier apron. We stay at the Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhône, which 100 years ago offered 320 guest beds. That was also the time when a church was built for the noble English guests.
The Furka Pass (2430 m) is closed to hikers in winter! In summer, the Furka steam railway runs.
No overnight accommodation on the Furka Pass.
On this alpine trail to Goms, frosty and windy conditions are also possible outside the winter months. Good weather protection is therefore doubly important
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